Around NYC Today (2/22) Everything is Falling Apart at QED, Mayer Hawthorne

THINGS TO DO Everything is Falling Apart, QED – Queens, 7:30pm – 9pm Everything is Falling Apart is a live talk show including a mix of standup and storytelling and features a special guest interviewed, by comedian and host Molly McGaughey, over a game of Jenga. As soon as the tower falls, the interview is over. This month’s guest is is Dulcé Sloan, a full-time … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/22) Everything is Falling Apart at QED, Mayer Hawthorne

Around NYC Today (2/9) Valentine’s Day Gala, Paid Protest, Glow in the Dark Paint

THINGS TO DO Valentine’s Day Gala, Highbridge Recreation Center – Washington Heights, 6pm – 8:30pm Join an evening of dancing to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Semi-formal or formal attire is strongly recommended. Free. RSVP. Glow in the Dark Paint Night, Asser Levy Recreation Center – Kips Bay, 5pm – 9pm Get ready to create a stunning masterpiece! Participants will use glow dark paint to bring out … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/9) Valentine’s Day Gala, Paid Protest, Glow in the Dark Paint

Around NYC Today (1/26) Michael Turber, Live Dubbed Sitcoms, Kondabolu Bros.

THINGS TO DO Michael Thurber in Transit, Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 6:30pm – 8pm This is a musical variety show led by composer and bassist Michael Thurber. The show features a broad array of genres and performers from diverse musical backgrounds. From rappers to classical violinists to Broadway vocalists to rock guitarists to jazz saxophonists to sitar players and everything in between, the audience will … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/26) Michael Turber, Live Dubbed Sitcoms, Kondabolu Bros.

Around NYC Today (1/18) On A Lighter Note Comedy, Davalois Fearon, Acid Dad

Theater of War, Police Athletic League, Inc. Polo Grounds Cornerstone – Harlem, 5:30pm – 7:30pm Theater of War is an interactive performance of Scenes from Sophocles’ Ajax and Philoctetes, ancient plays about timeless human struggles, such as depression, isolation, and other mental health issues. Featuring actors Chinasa Ogbuagu, Jumaane Williams, and Louis Cancelmi. Free. RSVP. Davalois Fearon: Finding Her History, The New York Public Library … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/18) On A Lighter Note Comedy, Davalois Fearon, Acid Dad

Around NYC Today (1/13) Watercolor Classes, The Red Party, Bowery Comedy

THINGS TO DO Spotlight on Still Life – Closing Reception, H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park – Staten Island, 1pm – 4pm “Spotlight on Still Life”, curated by artist Ann Marie McDonnell, presents photography from the faculty and students of Curtis High School who were part of an educational program that focuses on the history of the still-life genre through painting and photography, as well as contemporary approaches. Free. Free Watercolor … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/13) Watercolor Classes, The Red Party, Bowery Comedy

Around NYC Today (12/16) William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, Tinker Fest

THINGS TO DO William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope, Anyone Comics – Brooklyn, 4pm – 6:30pm Celebrate the release of Episode VIII with a matinee charity reading of “William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope.” Experience that Galaxy Far, Far Away like never before in the stylings of the Bard. All proceeds go to Toys for Tots. Admission is free with a … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/16) William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, Tinker Fest

Around NYC Today (12/12) Ugly Sweater Party, Shmoakstock VII, Cherry Bombe

THINGS TO DO Shmoakstock VII, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 12am – 11:59pm Smhoakstock is a 24-hour marathon jam that begins at the stroke of midnight. The noise is only interrupted when the event turns into a similarly marathon talk/variety show. Lineup includes Sweat Equity, M. Geddes Gengras, Courtship Ritual, Bonnie Baxter and many others. $8 – $10. Ugly Sweater Party, Winter Village – Bryant Park, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/12) Ugly Sweater Party, Shmoakstock VII, Cherry Bombe

Around NYC Today (12/2) Oddities Flea Market, New York Night Train Soul Clap

THINGS TO DO Native Art Market, National Museum of the American Indian – Lower Manhattan, 10am Buy traditional and contemporary works—including silver and semiprecious jewelry, ceramics, fine apparel, handwoven baskets, traditional beadwork, dolls, paintings, prints, and sculpture—from some of the finest Native American artists. Free. Oddities Flea Market, Brooklyn Bazaar, 11am The Oddities Flea Market is returning for the holidays. Shop for all sorts of peculiar … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/2) Oddities Flea Market, New York Night Train Soul Clap

Around NYC Today (11/17) KittyKlash, Winter Village, Aparna Nancherla

THINGS TO DO Karaoke Afterwork Fridays, Dean Café Bar – Brooklyn, 4pm – 9pm KittyKlash: A Drag and Burlesque Cosplay Variety Show, Bizarre – Brooklyn, 8pm – 10pm Crimson Kitty and Erika Klash host a one night only cosplay variety show. With performances by APOCOLYPTA, Avant Garbage, Cream Victoria, Fem Appeal, Hazel Tart, Krymson Scholar, Lee VaLone. Beats By DJ ACCIDENT REPORT and Eric Shorey. $10. Harmon … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/17) KittyKlash, Winter Village, Aparna Nancherla

Around NYC Today (11/15) Judah Friedlander, Animal Collective, Canstruction

THINGS TO DO A View From the Bridge, Gerald W. Lynch Theater – Midtown, 1:30pm – 3:30pm CUNY’s Communication and Theatre Arts Department presents a staging of Arthur Miller’s classic play. $5 – $10. Dream State, W Loft – Brooklyn, 5pm – 9pm Come hang out on rooftop in Williamsburg for an evening of music, art, and skyline views. There will be interactive art installations, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/15) Judah Friedlander, Animal Collective, Canstruction

Around NYC Today (11/14) Katy Tur, Norwegian Christmas Fair, As If Comedy

THINGS TO DO Katy Tur, Vanderbilt Hall – Greenwich Village, 6pm – 8pm NBC News Correspondent Katy Tur discusses the 510 days she reported on Republican Nominee Donald Trump. Over the course of the year and a half, Trump taunted Tur incessantly, transforming her into a prominent figure in the presidential campaign. Tur—who recently received a Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence— reflects on her unexpected time … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/14) Katy Tur, Norwegian Christmas Fair, As If Comedy

Around NYC Today (11/13) Butterboy, Side Ponytail, Martha Redbone, City of God

THINGS TO DO NewsGuild Shop Talk with A.O. Scott, 1500 Broadway – Times Square, 6:30pm – 8pm O. Scott, one of the New York Times’ chief critics, discusses his career, the role of the critic and the current media industry and entertainment landscape. Free, RSVP. The Unthinkable Staged Reading, Theater for the New City – East Village, 7pm – 9pm The Unthinkable was a semifinalist for … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/13) Butterboy, Side Ponytail, Martha Redbone, City of God

Around NYC Today (10/30) Goth Clothing Swap, Side Ponytail, Rocky Horror

THINGS TO DO Music & Literature No. 8 New York Launch, Poets House – Battery Park, 6pm – 8pm Music & Literature proudly presents an evening with the stars of its eighth issue, French author Éric Chevillard and American jazz saxophonist Mark Turner. Performances and presentations by the artists headline a program of live music, readings, and conversation. Electric Body: An Exploration Through Movement, The … Continue reading Around NYC Today (10/30) Goth Clothing Swap, Side Ponytail, Rocky Horror

Around NYC Today (10/26), Talib Kweli, The Addams Family, King Hippo Comedy

THINGS TO DO Double Dutch, Flushing Meadows Corona Park – Queens, 4pm – 6pm Come join a weekly double dutch class. This class is to open to children from age 6 to 17. Free. Lazy Variants Opening Reception, 191 Henry St. – LES, 6pm – 9pm This exhibition is a two-person show featuring Katherine Gagnon and Jinie Park. Runs until November 9th. Free. RSVP. The … Continue reading Around NYC Today (10/26), Talib Kweli, The Addams Family, King Hippo Comedy